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- MS, Le Moyne College Dept of Physician Assistant Studies, 2013
- BS, Daemen College - Physical Therapy, 1995
Dina Schnellinger, MS, PA-C, PT, is a licensed Physician Assistant and Physical Therapist who has practiced in the field of Medicine for over 20 years. Since earning her master’s degree from LeMoyne College’s Physician Assistant program, Dina has gained experience working in diverse areas of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Surgery to maximize her knowledge and experience. Before seeking her masters, Dina graduated from Daemen College's Physical Therapy program and practiced for over fifteen years as a manual therapist. While practicing manual therapy, she utilized various techniques to promote the use of functional manual therapy to optimize balance and health.
Currently, Dina is a Professor at Lemoyne College Physician Assistant program co- teaching the Professional Skills Course and has also assisted with the MAGIS program, CML, and a has taken numerous Physician Assistant Students to precept during their rotations. She is a previous Professor and Clinical Coordinator at Ohlone College Physical Therapy Assistant program. She believes in the importance of giving back to the fields of her profession and enjoys helping to facilitate and guide the future practitioners of medicine. Dina has performed various research including: A School Based Intervention on Sun Protection for Eighth Grade Students, A Manual Approach to Meniscus Injuries and The Effects of Stress on Physical Therapy Students as Determined by Changes in Vitals and Skin Resistance. As an active member of the New York State Society for Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) and the American Academy for Physician Assistants (AAPA), she continuously seeks to further her knowledge through clinical education training.
Dina is Reiki I certified and currently maintains certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). She is passionate about following healthy eating, appropriate exercise, and mindfulness through meditation. She has always followed and believed in combining the best of both Eastern and Western Medicine to heal the body from within.
Dina grew up in Western New York and spent over a decade living and working in Berkeley, California, immersing herself in a culture and lifestyle that included eastern and western medicine, a healthy diet, and the outdoors. She enjoys hiking, cooking and travel, spending time with her family and dog.
Research and Presentations:
A School Based Intervention on Sun Protection for Eighth Grade Students.
A Manual Approach to Meniscus Injuries.
The Effects of Stress on Physical Therapy Students as Determined by Changes in Vitals and Skin Resistance.
Selected Grants and Awards
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the College and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
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